Great Lakes Builders, Inc.
870 Lively Blvd., Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Office: (773) 631-7676
e-mail: solutions@greatlakesbuildersinc.com

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"Great Lakes Builders replaced structurally unsound brick foundation walls in our early 1900''s home. They completed the work on schedule and on budget. After the structural work was complete, Great Lakes Builders finished our basement. They were wonderful about helping us..."

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Structural Solutions

Integrating Old World Craftsmanship with Modern Building Materials and Techniques

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Great Lakes Builders
Rated A+
 
Great Lakes Builders, Inc., an Accredited BBB company has been rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau under its new Letter-Grade (A+ Thru F) Rating System.
 

Customer

Residential Homeowner

 

Location

Winnetka, IL

 

Symptom

Sagging roof line from ridge to eaves.

 

Problem

Home was original built with undersized rafters and rafters were pulling away from walls.

 

Structural

Solution

Jacked up existing rafters to a level slope and sistered properly sized rafters along the full-length of existing rafters.  Installed collar ties at the upper end of rafters. Custom fabricated adjustable steel tie rods and fastened rods to bottom portion of rafters, running rods from one end of the width of the roof to the other to inhibit the bottoms of the rafters from pulling away from the walls of the house.

 

 

 

Jacked Up and Reinforced Rafters

Rafter Retaining Bracket with Tie Rod